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CERTIFICATION COURSES & CONTINUING EDUCATION

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TOTAL BARRE
CORE
ZEN•GA
WORKSHOPS / EXAMS
REHAB
ISP
ADVANCED
COMPREHENSIVE
INTENSIVE

The Intensive Program

The STOTT PILATES Intensive program is for fitness and health professionals. This program prepares you to teach STOTT PILATES Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based repertoires safely, effectively and with confidence.


Functional Anatomy (FA)

LEVEL: 1
Summer 2014 | June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8
Tuesdays 9am-2:30pm

Summer 2014 | July 4 - 6, July 25 - 27
Friday 3-8:30pm | Sat 12-5:30pm | Sun 10am-3:30pm
   

Intensive Mat-Plus (IMP)

LEVEL: 1      40 hours
Spring 2014 | April 8-11, 14-17
Tuesday-Friday 10am-3:30pm | Monday-Thursday 10am-3:30pm

Summer 2014 | July 28-31, August 5-8
Tuesday-Friday 10am-3:30pm | Monday-Thursday 10am-3:30pm
   
STOTT PILATES will also be offering the Intensive Mat-Plus course. Can't fit the full course into your busy schedule? Sign up now for Module 1 and take Module 2 at a later date that works for you.
Module 1 must be completed prior to beginning Module 2. Completion of both modules is required to be eligible for certification.

Intensive Mat-Plus, Module 1 (IMP1)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Spring 2014 | April 8-11, 14
Tuesday-Friday 10am-3:30pm | Monday 10am-3:30pm

Summer 2014 | July 28-31
Tuesday-Friday 10am-3:30pm | Monday-Thursday 10am-3:30pm
   

Intensive Mat-Plus, Module 2 (IMP2)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Spring 2014 | April 15-17
Tuesday-Thursday 10am-3:30pm

Summer 2014 | August 5-8
Tuesday-Thursday 10am-3:30pm
   

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Spring 2014 | April 21-25, 28-May 2
Monday-Friday 10am-3:30pm

Summer 2014 | August 11-15, 8-22
Monday-Friday 10am-3:30pm
   
STOTT PILATES will also be offering the Intensive Reformer course in two separate modules for flexibility!
Module 1 must be completed prior to beginning Module 2. Completion of both modules is required to be eligible for certification.

Intensive Reformer, Module 1 (IR1)

LEVEL: 1      30 hours
Spring 2014 | April 21-25, 28
Monday-Friday 10am-3:30pm

Summer 2014 | August 11-15
Monday-Friday 10am-3:30pm
   

Intensive Reformer, Module 2 (IR2)

LEVEL: 1      20 hours
Spring 2014 | April 29-May 2
Wednesday-Friday 10am-3:30pm

Spring 2014 | August 18-22
Monday-Friday 10am-3:30pm
   


Book by April 30, 2014 and save $50 for each CCB module. Up to $150 in savings! Act now!


Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels (ICCB)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Spring 2014 | April 4-6, 12-13, 25-27, May 3-4
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
Spring 2014 | May 5-9, 12-16
Monday-Friday 10am-3:30pm
   
STOTT PILATES will also be offering the Intensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels course in three separate modules so you can choose what specialty you want to take and when! Sign up for all three and save.
Completion of all three modules is required to be eligible for certification.

Intensive Cadilliac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Spring 2014 | April 4-6, 12-13
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
Spring 2014 | May 5-9
Monday-Friday 10am-3:30pm
   

Intensive Stability Chair (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Spring 2014 | April 25-27
Friday 3pm-8:30pm | Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
Spring 2014 | May 12-14
Monday-Wednesday 10am-3:30pm
   

Intensive Barrel (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
Spring 2014 | May 3-4
Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5:30pm
   
Spring 2014 | May 15-16
Monday-Wednesday 10am-3:30pm
   

The Comprehensive Program

Designed for those with some movement training and exposure to Pilates, Comprehensive courses cover functional anatomy and the practical skills needed to develop effective and motivating Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based programs.


Comprehensive Matwork & Reformer (CMR)

LEVEL: 1      310 hours
Summer 2014 | June 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, July 2-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-23
Monday-Friday 9am-2:30pm
No classes to be held on July 1
   

Comprehensive Cadillac, Chair & Barrels (CCCB)

LEVEL: 1     165 hours
Spring 2014 | March 31-April 4, 7-11, 14-17, 21-25, 28-May 1
Monday-Friday 11am-3pm
No classes to be held on April 18
   

The Advanced Program

The Advanced program consists of Level 2 courses in Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Completion of the Advanced program is required for full certification.


Advanced Matwork (AM)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Spring 2014 | May 15
Thursday 10am-5pm

Summer 2014 | July 24
Thursday 10am-5pm
   

Advanced Reformer (AR)

LEVEL: 2      18 hours
Spring 2014  May 12-14
Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm

Summer 2014  May 12-14
Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm

   

Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels (ACCB)

LEVEL: 2      12 hours
Spring 2014 | May 26-27
Monday-Tuesday 10am-5pm
   

STOTT PILATES will also be offering the Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels course in three separate modules so you can choose what specialty you want to take and when! Sign up for all three and save.
Completion of all three modules is required to be eligible for certification.

Advanced Cadillac (ACAD)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Spring 2014 | May 26
Monday 10am-5pm
   

Advanced Stability Chair (ACHR)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Spring 2014 | May 27
Tuesday 10am-1pm
   

Advanced Barrels (ABRL)

LEVEL: 2      3 hours
Spring 2014 | May 27
Tuesday 2pm-5pm
   

Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. Completion of ISP is required for full certification.


Injuries & Special Populations (ISP)

 24 hours
Spring 2014 | May 20-23
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm

Summer 2014 | August 25-28
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
   

The Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation program is specifically for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals and chiropractors wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices.



Matwork Spine, Pelvis & Scapula (RM1)

LEVEL: 1      18 hours
Summer 2014 | July 11-13
Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm
   

This module introduces you to the biomechanical principles of STOTT PILATES and how they apply to modified Matwork exercises. Light equipment including balls, bands and rollers are used to emphasize lumbo-pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization and the role they play in rehabilitation and injury prevention. Typically, courses are conducted over 3 days.

What you will learn:

  • Review of STOTT PILATES basic principles
  • Identification of proper execution and movement patterns
  • Effective verbal cueing and imagery
  • Clinical problem solving using the STOTT PILATES method
  • A focus on spinal, pelvic and scapular conditions
  • Over 35 exercises plus multiple modifications

Prerequisite:

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • Please see Admission Tab for more details

Requirements of Certification

  • 18 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • minimum 6 hours observation
  • minimum 10 hours physical review
  • minimum 10 hours practice teaching
  • Total: 44 hours

Continuing Education Credits

  • 1.8 STOTT PILATES

Reformer Spine, Pelvis & Scapula (RR1)

LEVEL: 1      18 hours
Summer 2014 | July 18-20
Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm
   

This module introduces you to the biomechanical principles of STOTT PILATES and how they apply to modified Matwork exercises. Light equipment including balls, bands and rollers are used to emphasize lumbo-pelvic and shoulder girdle stabilization and the role they play in rehabilitation and injury prevention. Typically, courses are conducted over 3 days.

What you will learn:

  • Review of STOTT PILATES basic principles
  • Identification of proper execution and movement patterns
  • Effective verbal cueing and imagery
  • Clinical problem solving using the STOTT PILATES method
  • A focus on spinal, pelvic and scapular conditions.
  • Over 35 exercises plus multiple modifications

Prerequisite:

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • Please see Admission Tab for more details

Requirements of Certification

  • 18 hours of instruction and supervised teaching
  • minimum 6 hours observation
  • minimum 10 hours physical review
  • minimum 10 hours practice teaching
  • Total: 44 hours

Continuing Education Credits

  • 1.8 STOTT PILATES

ZEN•GA Courses

ZEN•GA™ is an innovative fusion of exercise science and mindful movement that brings about clarity of the mind while releasing body tension through purposeful movement. ZEN represents the search for inner discovery, while YOGA symbolizes the way to reach it. Together they form ZEN•GA, which is based on Four Mindful Movement Principles: breath, support, yield and flow. When applied together, these principles allow you to become aware of how the body and the mind move in tandem. ZEN•GA focuses on core stability, stamina and resilience while attaining a state of presence. The increase in demand on your neuromuscular system allows you to reap the benefits of improved strength, clarity and overall fitness.


There are currently no ZEN•GA™ courses/workshops scheduled at this location


CORE™ Courses

Take your workouts to the next level with our CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training– developed exclusively by Merrithew Health & Fitness™ experts.  This unique training program focuses on functional fitness targeting core strength and kinesthetic awareness leading to improvements in total-body strength and power. This multi-layered system is designed for both novice and high-level athletes.


CORE™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Spring 2014 | May 3
Saturday 9am-5pm
   

CORE™ Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday May 4
Power & Stamina: Medicine Ball Interval Training 10am-12pm
Sunday May 4 CORE™ Athletic Conditioning with Fitness Circle® 12:30pm-2:30pm
Sunday May 4
Dynamic Resistance Training with Tubing 3pm-5pm

Total Barre™ Courses

Total Barre™ is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability by combining elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training. Programming is driven by music which increases coordination, motivation and improve movement quality. Incorporating the Total Barre Foundational Principles, this program teaches choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movements as well as how to cue effectively and safely to music.


Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Spring 2014 | April 17
Thursday 12:30pm-8:30pm
   


Workshops

STOTT PILATES workshops designed for Pilates instructors and fitness professionals, are ideal as an introduction into the method or as continuing education. All workshops qualify for Continuing Education Credits through both STOTT PILATES and ACE and none have prerequisites.


Continuing Education Workshops

Sunday May 4 Power & Stamina: Medicine Ball Interval Training 10am-12pm 
Sunday May 4 CORE™ Athletic Conditioning with Fitness Circle® 12:30pm-2:30pm 
Sunday May 4 Dynamic Resistance Training with Tubing  3pm-5pm 

Prerequisites:
The intensive courses are recommended for certified fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other fitness & health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and enhance their business. Applicants must have, at least three years experience teaching fitness, dance or movement, familiarity with the works of Joseph Pilates, formal anatomy training and a working knowledge of muscle origins, insertions and functions, in order to attend the course.
A Note Regarding Exams:
You are not obliged to write (and pay for) two exams if you are planning to take both courses. You may choose to wait until completion of the second course to write your exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam). If you prefer to pause between courses, you may choose to take an exam to become certified in Matwork only, and another exam (a combined Matwork and Reformer exam) after completing the second course to become certified in Reformer work. In this case two exam fees would apply.